We noted last year about the paleoconservatives (a/k/a suit-and-tie Nazis) that you see in the DC area being a rather tight circle, and how whenever you see one at a conference, you pretty much see them all. If you had ever been to American Renaissance (AmRen) or Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) Conference, it will be the same people each and every time. We also noted the big problem with that: the fact that this includes the elected officials and conservative pundits that work with this crowd, and the threat it poses to us whenever any time white supremacists are that close to powerful people. We see that with the Voter ID law in Pennsylvania, which was sponsored by a race-baiting State Representative with ties to people close to those white supremacist circles. At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, that suit-and-tie Nazi crowd was invited to participate in workshops and ws even able to sponsor one where Rep. Steve King felt comfortable enough to be a last minute addition to it. On September 22, Aryan Nations brought out 15 of their number, but over 100 people opposing them, which says two things. One, the white supremacists no longer see the point to hiding behind cops and exposing themselves to the public in rallies where all they do is fly Nazi flags and scream "White Power!" at the top of their lungs. Two, we all see the importance on calling out hate politics however it manifests itself. To that end, Aryan Nations is small potatoes compared to those who don’t want us to pay real attention to them. That is definitely the case with a group that bills itself as the HL Mencken Club.
Peter Brimelow, the white supremacist editor of the anti-immigration, white nationalist website VDARE who is a regular at these things and was one of the panelists at the CPAC workshop that was put together by a member of Chicagoland Friends of American Renaissance. Rep. Steve King shook Brimelow’s hand saying he loved his books, then when asked about that pretended he didn’t know him.
Thomas F. Bertonneau, a professor at the State University of New York College, Oswego, New York that likes to write long-winded essays romanticizing "Western (read: White) Civilization" and pines about all of us non-Whites staking our claim to society. His presentation is “The Cultural-Literary Setting of Fascism”, and we can only guess where he is going with that. He spoke at last year’s conference as well.
Paul Gottfried, the H.L. Mencken Club president and a professor at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania who in addition to the usual crying about non-White immigration and Black people, is best known for his whining about neo-conservatives that he feels gives non-Whites too much of a pass. His talk follows Bertonneau’s and it’s titled “Fascism as a Counter-Revolutionary Imitation”. Yes, he’s serious.
James Kurth, a professor at Swarthmore College here in our stomping grounds of Philadelphia, PA who has been pushing the notion of whites building this country, and not allowing it to anyone else. He follows Gottfried with “The Authoritarian Right: An Appreciation of Francisco Franco”. Yes, he’s serious too.
John Derbyshire, a former writer for National Review Online who lost that gig there when in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and the subsequent discussion of what has been referred to as “The Talk” – where African American parents warn their children about how white society may treat them – He decided to publish a column on a blog called Takimag titled "The Talk: Nonblack Version". In it, he gave several suggestions about how white children can get through life, among them, “Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally”, “Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks”, “If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible” and “If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot)”. Derbyshire is such a consummate prick he didn't realize how pathetic he looked, not even when people all over the country told him how pathetic he looked, when he tried to tell Black law students at the University of Pennsylvania that they were genetically inferior due to their race.
Bob Weissberg, author and professor, New York University. Days after John Derbyshire was canned over at the National Review, Weissberg was next out the door there because he spoke at the American Renaissance conference near Nashville, Tennessee, where he discussed “viable alternatives” to white nationalism, like “whitopias” – places in America that are still majority white and with some effort to maintain what American Renaissance termed as a “refined demeanor that repels undesirables” they can stay that way.
Keith Preston, one of those fake anarchists who think that mixing anarchist ideals with fascist ones is not a problem at all, particularly when trying to recruit the left into your way of thinking.
Richard Spencer, Executive Director of the National Policy Insititute, co-founder of the HL Mencken Club and all around racist POS.
Jim Kalb lawyer and author who has a blog called Turnabout, where he has a FAQ promoting segregation, which here he calls “Anti-Inclusiveness”.
Barry Shain, Professor at Colgate University. In 2001, he caught hell when he wrote to a black female student in an email that minority students were often seduced into unchallenging courses where he charged liberal professors with giving them inflated grades.
Michael Hart, Former professor and a self-styled "white separatist" who is also Jewish. In Feb. 2009, he wanted to organize a conference to advance that agenda without having to deal with the anti-Semites and neo-Nazis that normally come to things like the American Renaissance conference, where he once got into a dustup with former Klansman David Duke. He put together something called the “Conference on Preserving Western Civilization”, at the Four Points Sheraton, where the HL Mencken Conference is being held. Peter Brimelow spoke at that event.